Tuesday, August 26, 2014

100 Days of Fall

Sept. 1- Happy Labor Day! Enjoy time with the family while having a barbecue!

Sept. 2- Today Sacred Heart celebrates 125 years with 125 bell rings. Head to downtown Mt. Pleasant to hear the bells ring.

Sept. 3- Canoe, kayak or tube down the Mighty Chippewa River before it gets too cold!

Spet. 4- CMU Theater presents The Complete World of Sports at Bush Theater. See this opening night of live entertainment and laughs!

Sept. 5- It is the first day of Wheatland Music Festival. Grab your tent and enjoy a weekend of music in Remus.

Sept 6- It is the Frankie’s Friends “Doggone it… lets get moving weekend”! As a virtual 5k you can walk, run, or bike. What ever you prefer get up and do it!

Sept 7- Call and make a reservation for zip line tours at Snow Snake in Harrison today.

Sept 8- It’s Harry Potter Month at the Chippewa River District Library. Visit your local library for Harry Potter themed activities.

Sept. 9- Spend this afternoon with the kids at the Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum exploring all they have to offer.

Sept. 10- Looking for something to eat? Stop by one of Mt. Pleasant’s local restaurants.

Sept. 11- Today is the Mt. Pleasant Community and Law Enforcement Torch Run. Register at 1:45 pm and run with them from the State Police Post to the Special Olympics office.

Sept. 12- Today is the Golf United Charity Golf Outing at the Mt. Pleasant Country Club. So test your swing for charity!

Sept. 13- Today is CMU & You Day for prospective students. Join in on the fun and cheer for your CMU Chippewas as they take on Syracuse at Kelly Shorts Stadium.

Sept. 14- Go to MMCC’s main campus in Harrison for great music and food at the Music Festival and Barbecue.

Sept. 15- Did you know every Monday at Commission on Aging you can go square dancing? Put on your boots, dancing starts at 5:30 pm.

Sept. 16- Don’t miss out on the Mt. Pleasant Community Foundation annual breakfast at the Comfort Inn & Suites Conference Center.

Sept. 17- Get the running shoes, today is the Rotary’s 5K and Fun Run. Proceeds help fund community projects.

Sept. 18- Take a drive to the Pohl Bison B&B in Rosebush. Their store sells local bison meat all year long.

Sept. 19- Come experience the unique show of Joshua Seth, a comedy hypnotist, in Plachta Auditorium at CMU.

Sept. 20- This weekend marks the 10th Annual Civil War Muster. Head to Deerfield Nature Park and see live reenactments, candle light tours, and a period fashion show!

Sept. 21- The leaves are changing colors. Now is the time to take a walk on the park trails and soak up the fall season.

Sept. 22- Head to Deerfield Nature Park for the Fall Mushroom Hunt and Potluck with The Michigan Mushroom Hunters Club.

Sept. 23- Try your luck at the tables at Soaring Eagle Casino.

Sept. 24- Get the latest fall decor and fashions by visiting downtown boutiques like Basketree, Trillium, Emma’s and the Mole Hole!

Sept. 25- It is the first day of Oktoberfest at Mountain Town Station! Enjoy live music and craft beers.

Sept. 26- It’s Homecoming night for Mt. Pleasant and Shepherd High School! See parades and football games as you cheer on your favorites. You could even head to Plachta Auditorium at CMU to see comedian Gary Owen at 7 pm.

Sept. 27- Today is Art in Our Parks at Deerfield Nature Park with crafts, poetry readings and more! Then join the Community Cancer Services for their Into the Light Cancer Walk in Island Park or take a trip to Double D Farms for Alpaca Farm Day!

Sept. 28- Tonight see the hilarious Jeff Dunham at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort or see Ludacris in McGuirk Arena at Central Michigan University.

Sept. 29- Looking for a great meal? Head on over to the Shepherd Bar and Grill.

Sept. 30- This Saturday enjoy the start of fall with a round of golf at one of our beautiful courses.

Oct. 1- Hear about the life and work actor and television host Wes Moore in Plachta Auditorium at CMU.

Oct. 2- The new Popeye’s opens today on High Street. Drive over and enjoy Cajun style chicken and be sure to stop at Doozie’s for desert before the season is over! They close on October 5th

Oct. 3- Celebrate Homecoming with Sacred Heart Academy! And tonight see Collective Soul and Everclear at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort.

Oct. 4- It’s Homecoming for the Chippewas! Enjoy the homecoming parade and game as they take on the Ohio Bobcats. Before the game stop at Papa’s Pumpkin Patch for the Annual Zonta Applefest.

Oct. 5th- Attend the Crop Hunger Walk and help stop poverty in our community and around the world.

Oct. 6- The Chippewa River District Library has missing puzzle piece activities all month long! Visit your local library and help them find missing puzzle pieces.

Oct. 7- Have a bowling night at Chippewa Lanes or 989 and Riverwood Resort!

Oct. 8- Today is the Business and Community Expo at the Comfort Inn and Suites. The event is free and open to the public from 4-7pm.

Oct. 9- Don’t miss out on one of your last chances to visit the Farmer’s Market in Island Park. The Farmer’s Market ends October 18th.

Oct. 10- Celebrate Homecoming with Beal City! And tonight see Santana perform at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort.

Oct. 11- CMU University Theater presents Oakton High Homecoming Dance, 1999 in the Theater on the Side.

Oct. 12- Warm up at Robaire’s with fresh donuts or a cup of homemade soup!

Oct. 13- Visit the Ziibiwing Cultural Center for Indigenous People’s Days and learn all about the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal culture.

Oct. 14- Take this day to play in the leaves at one of our beautiful city parks!

Oct. 15- Honor the Eagle Feathers collection at the Ziibiwing Center with their Eagle Feather Cleansing at 1pm.

Oct.16- CMU’s girl’s volleyball takes on Bowling Green at the CMU Events Center.

Oct.17- Head to Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort to see Maze featuring Frankie Beverly.

Oct. 18- Take the Steam Train from Mt. Pleasant to Cadillac and see the fall colors! Then the Chippewa’s take on Ball State at Kelly Shorts Stadium.

Oct. 19- Head to Papa’s Pumpkin Patch and grab a pumpkin to carve or go for a hayride!

Oct. 20- Have you stopped by a Halloween store in town for your costume?

Oct. 21- Head to the Plate Boutique in Downtown Mt. Pleasant and pick up a new casserole dish for the holidays!

Oct. 22- Have a date night and see the latest film at Celebration Cinema.

Oct. 23- Enjoy a special evening at the Fireside Grill in Shepherd for International Night Dinner and taste something from around the world.

Oct. 24- Cheer on Central Michigan’s soccer team as they take on Ohio at 3 pm!

Oct. 25- Tonight enjoy another concert with Montgomery Gentry at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort.

Oct. 26- Get in the Halloween spirit at The Chippewa River District Library as they play the film Frankenweenie.

Oct. 27- Take a Haunted Campus tour at Central Michigan University and hear about the stories that have haunted the campus for generations.

Oct 28- Hear R.J. Mitte of Breaking Bad talk in Plachta Audirotium at CMU.

Oct. 29- Looking for a good scare? Visit the haunted yard located at 814 N. Lansing St.

Oct. 30- Robaire’s has lunch specials every Thursday, stop in and see what they have.

Oct. 31- Happy Halloween! Take the little ones Downtown from 4-6pm for the Pumpkin Promanade!

Nov. 1- Join the Lion’s Club for their annual Chili Dinner at the Comfort Inn and Suites.

Nov. 2- Bring the kids to The Chippewa River District Library for a feature of Disney’s Bears.

Nov. 3- Go and dance the evening away with Zumba at the Off Broadway Dance Studio.

Nov. 4- Tonight is dollar skate night at Spinning Wheels!

Nov. 5- Get a group together to participate in United Way’s Adopt-A-Family this year and make some holiday wishes come true!

Nov. 6- Check out CMU’s Dance United at McGuirk Arena. 6:00 pm is VIP admission and 7:00 pm is General Admission.

Nov. 7- CMU Women’s Volleyball plays against Ball State today.

Nov. 8- It’s “Shipshewana on the Road” at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort! Also, see the documentary These Storied Streets on homelessness by Thomas Morgan at Plachta Auditorium on CMU’s campus.

Nov. 9- Did you know you can swim at the Baymont Inn & Suites pool? Take the kids and enjoy an indoor swim!

Nov. 10- Visit Hunter’s Ale House and try their new brew pub!

Nov. 11- It’s getting colder. Make sure you stop in Max and Emily’s Eatery for a hot chocolate.

Nov. 12- Head to the Comfort Inn and Suites for the Women’s Initiative “Look Who’s Talking” luncheon.

Nov. 13- CMU’s University Theater presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Musical in Bush Theater.

Nov. 14- Grab the skates and go to ICE Arena for public skate at 6 pm.

Nov. 15- Head over to Kelly Shorts Stadium and cheer on CMU as they face Miami. After the game, Ladies Night Out will be in full swing! Check out the deals and specials Downtown has to offer.

Nov. 16- The Chippewa River District Library will be showing Pocahontas. While you’re there, check out a book!

Nov. 17- Head to the Student Activity Center at CMU for a day of swimming, racquetball and more!

Nov. 18- Spend an afternoon getting crafty at The Painted Turtle.

Nov. 19- Get in shape for the holidays and take a class at Hot Yoga in Downtown Mt. Pleasant.

Nov. 20- Did you know Mt. Pleasant offers many art galleries? You can visit the Art Gallery on CMU’s campus as well as Art Reach of Mid Michigan to see one of a kind pieces.

Nov. 21- Today is the CMU Surplus Sale! Go on campus and see what great deals there are.

Nov. 22- It’s rival weekend at CMU! See the Chippewas take on the Western Broncos and find out who comes out on top this year!

Nov. 23- Buy a day pass for the Soaring Eagle Water Park and enjoy the water even when the weather gets cold.

Nov. 24- Enjoy a night out at Mountain Town Station for a great craft beer!

Nov. 25- Feeling chilly? Market on Main offers delicious soups for lunch.

Nov. 26- With the holidays getting close, do something good for the community and volunteer at the local Soup Kitchen.

Nov. 27- Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy a buffet styled dinner at Riverwood Resort and catch the Lions game after.

Nov. 28- Get your shopping on, it’s Black Friday! Check out the local stores while you make your shopping rounds.

Nov. 29- Support your community and do your holiday shopping locally with Small Business Saturday in Downtown Mt. Pleasant.

Nov. 30- Head over to the Chippewa River District Library to watch the movie Arthur Christmas while decorating some scrumptious Christmas cookies!

Dec. 1- Today is day one of Festival of Trees downtown. Browse the businesses of downtown and see the decorated Christmas trees. Make sure to vote for your favorite! Voting ends Dec. 12th.

Dec. 2- Burn off the Thanksgiving left-over’s at Morey Courts.

Dec. 3- Head to Leonard’s Hill and get your first sledding trip in!

Dec. 4- With Christmas fast approaching, give back by donating to Toy for Tots.

Dec. 5 & 6- Downtown rings in the holidays with the Mt. Pleasant Christmas Celebration! Enjoy carolers, a Christmas market, and a special parade ending with Santa!

Dec. 7- Visit Papa’s Pumpkin Patch for their Sheahan Christmas Display.

Dec. 8- Try out cross country skiing in our county parks!

Dec. 9- Don’t lose your perfect golf swing! You can play virtual golf all winter long at Bucks Run Virtual Golf located on Remus Rd.

For more information on any of these events you can visit www.mountpleasantwow.com

Monday, August 11, 2014

Art Walk Central 2014

August is Art month in Mt. Pleasant, MI with Art Walk Central taking over. During another year of paintings, photographs, and sculptures created by artists from all over the country, visitors of Mt. Pleasant will be wrapped in the beauty of what art means. Visitors can not only view the pieces through out various venues in Mt. Pleasant, but they can attend the many events happening all through the month of August.

Events for Art Walk Central include Chalk Workshops, where attendees can learn how to create their favorite pictures with chalk. There are community activities which include painting intersections in downtown Mt. Pleasant as well as the crosswalks. Artist Talks are hosted at each venue where artists can talk about their pieces they entered in the competition and answer questions by spectators. 

This year marks the 3rd summer of Art Walk Central in Mt. Pleasant. Many new artistic elements have been introduced to the program including pianos placed throughout the streets of downtown open to the public to play.

Another new event introduced this year is the Anishinabe Art, Culture and Food event hosted in Town center on August 18th. In addition to new events Art Reach of Mid Michigan has also extended the number of Artist talks available. They have even partnered up with the Max & Emily’s Summer Concert Series to present art and culture events before each concert in August.

Art Walk Central is getting bigger and better every year. “I’m pleased to report we have 130 artists participating in the art competition this year and we have 32 art and cultural events happening in the month of August,” said Kathy Hill, Executive Director of Art Reach of Mid Michigan, “This has been a terrific success so far!” So head to downtown Mt. Pleasant and celebrate the arts with Art Walk Central.

Click here for more information on Art Walk Central

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Iconic Chippewa River

Summer has finally arrived in Mt. Pleasant and with hot weather comes the need to find a place to cool off. Many locals as well as tourists confide in the cooling and exhilarating relaxation of the Chippewa River

The Chippewa River offers many activities including canoeing, tubing and fishing. Whether you are looking for a great time with friends or a quiet afternoon, the Chippewa River is one of the top destinations in Mt. Pleasant, MI.


As one of the most popular activities to do on the Chippewa River, tubing is something for everyone. The river flows at very low speeds with little to no rapids making it fun for all ages. Many college students, families, and tourists tube down the river through the Mt. Pleasant parks system which takes you from wooded areas, to neighborhoods, to public parks. Tubing down the Chippewa River is truly a Mt. Pleasant tradition. 

For tubing rental information you can visit www.floaterstubing.com or www.chipoutfitters.com.

Kayaking & Canoeing

For those looking for more of an adventure on the Chippewa River, kayak and canoe rentals are available for exploring parts of the Chippewa River like never before. Canoeing and kayaking groups range from two people to large parties. For summertime in Mt. Pleasant this is a great hobby to have.

For kayak or canoe rentals you can go to www.buckleyscanoe.com or www.chipoutfitters.com.

Fishing & Swimming

The Chippewa River has many great locations for fishing as well as easy access locations for swimming. Parks, such as Nelson Park, provide great areas for the little ones to walk in the water. Other parks, such as Mill Pond Park, have beautiful bridges to cast off from for fishing. Deerfield Nature Park also provides sandy areas along the river for swimming and sun bathing. 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

100 Days of Summer in 2014

June 1st – Start the summer off by supporting local business! Roz’s Diner in Rosebush is having a park BBQ at Rosebush Township Park. You can get more information at www.rozsdiner.com.

June 2ndMt. Pleasant has many parks to enjoy. Grab your checkered cloth and a basket and enjoy a picnic in the park!

June 3rd – Looking to get healthy this summer? Stop by the Plate Boutique in downtown Mt. Pleasant and learn all about healthy eating. For more information on the store and healthy eating visit http://theplateboutique.com.

June 4th – Interested in art? Art Reach of Mid Michigan is hosting a “Let’s do Lunch” program featuring Cozette Phillips who will have an interactive mixed media art demonstration.

June 5th – Today marks the first day of the 30th Annual Mt. Pleasant Summer Festival in Island Park. Enjoy flea markets, carnival rides, and more!

June 6th – On your mark, get set, GO! Today is the first day of Le Tour de Mont Pleasant! The Time Trial race takes off at 5:30pm. For race information and schedules visit www.tourdemontpleasant.com.

June 7th – Are you a beer fan? Join us for the Mt. Pleasant Craft Beer Festival in downtown from 4-9pm after the Criterium Race for Le Tour de Mont Pleasant. Visit www.mpbeerfest.com for more info.

June 8th – Le Tour de Mont Pleasant continues and today is the professional road race beginning at 9am at Mid Michigan Community College on Summerton. Summerfest is also hosting the Rods in the Park car show down in Island Park

June 9th – Enjoy a stop at the Mole Hole in downtown Mt. Pleasant and see all the hand-crafted jewelry.

June 10th – Are you a golfer and want to give back? Sign up for the HATS Off Golf Outing at the PohlCat on June 24th.  Proceeds go toward the Humane Animal Treatment Society. For more info on the golf outing you can visit www.hatsweb.org.

June 11th – Need a little adrenaline rush? The Mt. Pleasant Skydivers give lessons on skydiving and do first jumps for non experienced jumpers. Another check off the bucket list! To contact Central Michigan Skydivers you can visit www.skydivecms.com.

June 12th – Want to try something different? Strap on your helmet and knee pads and take a chance at the Skate Park located in Island Park!

June 13th – The Jackson’s are coming to the Casino! Head to Soaring Eagle Casino as they kick off their summer concerts. For more Soaring Eagle Concerts go to www.soaringeaglecasino.com.

June 14th – Go to Central Michigan University’s Park Library and see their new diverse collections of art in their Baber Room.

June 15th – Happy Father’s Day! Fireside Grill (located at Maple Creek Golf Course in Shepherd, MI) will celebrate dad with a golf and meal special. For more information you can call 1-887-828-2292 or visit www.maplecreekgolf-shepherd.com.

June 16th – Good reads are easy to find at the Chippewa River District Library!

June 17th – If you’re stuck in a rainy day, Mt. Pleasant Spinning Wheels has your solution to fun. Tuesday’s have skate rentals and snacks for only $1 from 6:30 – 8:30pm. For more skate times visit www.spinningwheelsarena.com.

June 18th – Buckley’s Canoe is at it again for another series of old time fun music. Join them and the Mud Puppies as they perform down by the Chippewa River! For pricing and canoe times visit www.buckleyscanoe.com.

June 19th – Another night of great concerts at Soaring Eagle Casino. Tonight’s show is country music star Hunter Hays! For more concerts visit www.soaringeaglecasino.com.

June 20th – Looking for a great deal? Today starts the Mt. Pleasant City Wide Garage Sales. Travel around Isabella County and see what deals you can find.

June 21st – Come cheer on the athletes of the Pastime Baseball tournament. The boys will be playing for the championship at the CMU baseball fields.

June 22nd – It’s a great day for fishing and Deerfield Nature Park has many places along the Chippewa River you can visit!

June 23rdCentral Michigan University is host to the traveling Holocaust Memorial Exhibit. Visit the Museum of Cultural and Natural History to view this free exhibit.

June 24th – Looking for a night out? Get a sitter and head to Soaring Eagle Casino! Try your luck at the tables or enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many restaurants.

June 25th – CMU offers great live shows during their summer theater program! See “Murder by Natural Causes” at Bush Theater at 7:30pm.

June 26th – Another CMU Summer Theater show opens tonight. Come see “Smell of the Kill” at Bush Theater at 7:30pm.

June 27th – The last of the Summer Theater shows premieres tonight with “The Complete World of Sports”. Start your weekend with this comedy at Bush Theater at 7:30pm.

June 28th – The softball fields at CMU and in the parks of Mt. Pleasant are filled with athletes for the MASA Junior Olympic Softball Tournament. Stop by a field and cheer on the girls.

June 29th – Do you like disc golfing? Head to Deerfield Park for the Michigan Match Play 3rd Annual Championship.

June 30th – Practice on your strike with a visit to 989 Bowling or Chippewa Lanes!

July 1st – It is the first day of Chair Affair! Walk the streets of downtown Mt. Pleasant and see the creative painted chairs made by local artists in the community.

July 2nd – Feeling creative? Painted Turtle is a great place to paint your very own pottery. With a new location downtown, everyone can enjoy this family fun experience.

July 3rd – Have you been to Mt. Pleasant’s Farmer’s Market yet? Located in Island Park, the farmer’s market provides fresh produce, and locally made products.

July 4th – Celebrate Independence Day with a fantastic firework display at Soaring Eagle Casino!

July 5th – The kids will love to spend the holiday weekend at Gammy Woods Campground where they can decorate their bikes and participate in the Isabella County Parks & Rec. Bike Parade.

July 6th – Go on an adventure over the holiday weekend. Rent a canoe from Buckley’s Canoe and explore the Chippewa River like never before! For rental information visit www.buckleyscanoe.com.

July 7th – Go to the extreme with Snow Snake’s Zip Line Tours in Harrison, MI. For zip line information visit www.snowsnake.net.

July 8th – Want to try something new? Dog Central in downtown Mt. Pleasant has many unique creations when it comes to hot dogs. Try one for lunch today.

July 9th – Test your limits with the A-Wall Indoor Rock Climbing Wall at Central Michigan University in Finch Field House. For climbing wall information visit www.cmich.edu or call 989-774-1425.

July 10th – Kick off the Max & Emily’s Summer Concert Series with Bryan Vander Ark and Friends in downtown Mt. Pleasant outside of Max & Emily’s Eatery. For more concert information visit www.maxandemilys.com.

July 11th – Classic cars fill the streets of downtown for the 1st Annual Back to the Bricks Mt. Pleasant Car Show! And stick around for the first Movies by Moonlight of the summer featuring Disney’s Frozen! For Back to the Bricks information visit www.backtothebricksmp.org.

July 12th – Back to the Bricks Mt. Pleasant is at it again. Bring the family for music, great food, and kids activities! Visit www.backtothebricksmp.org for more details.

July 13th – Enjoy your Sunday morning with a donut from Robaire’s Bakery.

July 14th – What a great week to take a vacation and go camping! Mt. Pleasant has many local campgrounds your family will love.

July 15th – Kids love to cool off in the water. Beat the heat with a trip to Mt. Pleasant’s Splash Park located in Island Park.

July 16th – Facing another day of rain? Have a local and educational experience with a trip to Ziibwing Center. For more information on tours visit www.sagchip.org/ziibiwing.

July 17th – Have you gone tubing down the Chippewa River yet? Join in on the tradition students and locals have been doing for decades!

July 18th – Spend your Friday trying out a disc golf course. Mt. Pleasant has one on CMU’s Campus and in Deerfield Park.

July 19th – Make family memories by visiting Rhynard’s Blueberry Farm offering U-Pick and pre-picked blueberries! For times and information visit www.rhynardsblueberryfarm.com.

July 20th – Our parks offer areas for many different sports. Head to Island Park and play anything from baseball to volleyball or even tennis.

July 21st – Enjoy one of the famous sandwiches at Max & Emily’s Eatery while soaking up the sun on their patio!

July 22nd – Head to the Isabella County Fair at the fair grounds for animal shows and amusements rides!

July 23rd – The Midwest Girls Basketball Report is coming to Mt. Pleasant. Cheer on the girls as they play at CMU, Shepherd High School and Beal City High School.

July 24th – Every Thursday head over to the Pixie for their Cruisin' the Pix Night. Enjoy classic cars at this classic restaurant establish over 60 years ago.

July 25th – Head out to the Saginaw Chippewa Campground for the Saginaw Chippewa
Annual Pow Wow where you can enjoy Native American dancing, singing, food and crafts!

July 26th – Take the kids to the golf course. Bucks Run offers family putt-putt. For more information visit www.bucksrun.com.

July 27th – On a hot Sunday everyone likes to cool off. Head to Coldwater Lake Family Park for fun swimming.

July 28th – On this beautiful day even our furry friends like to play! Take the dogs for a walk through the streets of downtown or on one of the many gorgeous park trails.

July 29th – Hit the greens! With the many golf courses in Mt. Pleasant playing a game is easy to do. Visit www.micentralswing.com to book your golf getaway.

July 30th – Are you creative with yarn? Join the Yarn Bomb as part of Art Walk Central and decorate lamp posts on the streets of Mt. Pleasant. Don’t forget to visit www.artwalkcentral.com for more event information.

July 31st – It’s a night of concerts! The Kruger Brothers will be performing at the Max & Emily’s Free Summer Concert Series and Delilah DeWylde and The Lost Boys performing at Buckely’s Canoe! Also Rascal Flatts will be at Soaring Eagle and Casino. For more concert info visit www.maxandemilys.com, www.buckleyscanoe.com or www.soaringeaglecasino.com

August 1st – Every Friday night the Mt. Pleasant Speedway has exciting races. Take the family and have fun watching the race cars. For the summer schedule visit www.mtpleasantspeedway.com.  

August 2nd – Kids feeling cooped up? Have them explore the Timber Town play structure at Island Park.

August 3rd – A beautiful day could use a bike ride. Explore downtown Mt. Pleasant with an afternoon on the bike.

August 4th – Spend a beautiful evening having a beautiful dinner. Midori Sushi and Martini Lounge have a great patio for enjoying your meal outside.

August 5th – Learn how to create art pieces with chalk in the Chalk Art Workshop as part of Art Walk Central! Don’t forget to visit www.artwalkcentral.com for more event information.

August 6th – Do some good in the community and volunteer at H.A.T.S. For more information on H.A.T.S. and animal adoption go to www.hatsweb.org.

August 7thDowntown Mt. Pleasant is the place to be today! Kids are welcome to tile painting as part of Art Walk Central. Meanwhile artists hit the sidewalks for ChalkArt! All followed by Max & Emily’s Concert Series featuring Shuba Vedula. For more concert info visit www.maxandemilys.com.  

August 8th – Feeling creative today? Artist Rex Tower is hosting a painting workshop in the “open air” as part of Art Walk Central. Don’t forget to visit www.artwalkcentral.com for more event information.

August 9th – Tonight is the second film featured in the Movies by Moonlight outdoor movie series. Bring the whole family to City Hall to watch Despicable Me 2!

August 10th – For a nice warm summer night, it’s great to relax with a cone of soft serve ice cream on the picnic tables outside of Doozie’s Ice Cream Place.

August 11th – A trip to Morey Courts always makes your day better. You can play basketball, volleyball, or tennis. You can even try the racquetball courts.

August 12th – As part of Art Walk Central, the artists are having a Meet and Greet night at Art Reach of Mid Michigan! Come meet the talent that decorates Mt. Pleasant for the month of August. Don’t forget to visit www.artwalkcentral.com for more event information.

August 13th – Want a romantic date night? Camille’s on the river provides the romantic dinner you have been looking for, while enjoying the beautiful Chippewa River.

August 14th – Tonight head to downtown Mt. Pleasant for another Max & Emily’s summer concert featuring The Saucecats. For more concert info visit www.maxandemilys.com.

August 15th – Are you a beer fan? Head to Mountain Town Brewing Company and try some delicious local brews.

August 16th – Tonight is the last film in the Movies by Moonlight series! Grab your lawn chairs and blankets and see the classic Singin’ in the Rain.

August 17th – Have you enjoyed the art pieces part of Art Walk Central yet? Grab a map from Art Reach of Mid Michigan in downtown and look at the pieces made by artists from all around. Don’t forget to visit www.artwalkcentral.com for more event information.

August 18th – Did you know you can access the adventure trail at any one of the parks in Mt. Pleasant? Walk a couple miles of trails today.

August 19th – Have you noticed the banners around town? Art Walk Central’s Festival of Banners is happening now! Walk the streets of downtown Mt. Pleasant, Winn, and Shepherd and see art from all around the community.

August 20th – The First Church of the Nazarene is throwing their Back to School Bash. Join them for food, games, and a school supply give away.

August 21st – Every Thursday Fireside Grill at Maple Creek Golf Course in Shepherd has an International Night. Enjoy delicious food from countries all over the world.

August 22nd – Head out to Blanchard for the Steam and Gas Engine Show. See antique tractors, shop the flea market and more!

August 23rd – Tonight is the last concert of the Max & Emily’s Concert Series! Head downtown and enjoy the rhythmic sounds of The Ragbirds. For more concert info visit www.maxandemilys.com.

August 24th –Enjoy a coffee or delicious snack at Kaya Coffee and Tea Company.

August 25th – Kids love to take pictures. Sign them up for Photography for Kids camp at the Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum. The camp runs from Aug 26th – 29th. For more information on this and other camps visit www.mpdiscoverymuseum.com.

August 26th – Everyone enjoys going to the movies. Celebration Cinema offers the latest blockbusters with delicious popcorn. Try the new D-Box seats, where you move and shake with the film, and experience movies at a whole new level. 

August 27th – When the kids need something new and exciting take them to the Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum where learning is fun! For membership information visit www.mpdiscoverymuseum.org.

August 28th – Summer is coming to an end and football season is starting! Head to Kelly/Shorts Stadium for the season opener as the CMU Chippewas play Chattanooga. For a full football schedule go to www.cmuchippewas.com.

August 29th – Head to Soaring Eagle to see Fall Out Boy as part of their outdoor concert series. For more information go to www.soaringeaglecasino.com.

August 30th – Experience the Yoder’s Quilt Auction and Flea Market. With over 400 craft booths there’s something for everyone.

August 31st – Families love to get a day pass for the Soaring Eagle Water Park. Shoot down a water slide or relax while floating on the lazy river. 

September 1st – Happy Labor Day! Spend today outside, whether it’s at one of the Mt. Pleasant Parks or celebrating in your own backyard.

September 2nd – Make memories by taking the family horse back riding at Outback Riding Stables. Visit www.outback-lodge.com for more information.

September 3rd – It’s not too late in the summer to enjoy a great patio! Hunter’s Ale House has a great atmosphere with great food and drinks.

September 4th – The Farmer’s Market is still going on. Stop by Island Park for fresh local products.

September 5th – Today marks the first day of the 41st Annual Wheatland Music Festival. Take the camper and enjoy live music with friends.

September 6thThe Cabin is another great place with a patio, and if you have the courage, give it a shot with karaoke on Saturday and Thursday nights.

September 7th Want to host a wine and cheese party? Market on Main has everything you will need

September 8th – Close out the summer with a BBQ! All of Mt. Pleasant Parks provide grills and picnic tables for gatherings.